Top-class jangly or even baroque-pop auckland band featuring the talents of Leslie Jonkers (Piano / Vocals), Peter Keen (Lead Vocals), Craig Mason (Drums), Jane Dodd (Bass / Vocals), Ronald Young (Synths) and led By Graeme Humphreys (Piano / Organ). One of the longest lasting Nun bands, the single ‘Hold Me Pt. 1’ is a genuine Nun classic.
Sharing vocals across the group (with Peter Keen taking lead), the Tasman’s have a varied output, always with a fun or quirky aspect, incorporating many instruments and musicians from outside the group and certainly maturing as a band through-out their decade long existence. In 1999 Flying Nun honored their back catalog with a tastefully compiled compilation Songs From The Departure Lounge.
Discography (picks in bold)
- Tired Sun Ep [1985 Flying Nun Fn043]
- ‘Buffalos’ 7″ Single [1986 Flying Nun Fn063]
- A Cup Of Tea And A Lie Down [1986 Flying Nun Fn075 / Fne18]
- Hey Spinner! [1990 Flying Nun Fn162]
- Somebody Ate My Planet [1992 Flying Nun Fn233]
- The Shape Of Dolls Ep [1993 Flying Nun Fn280]
- Store In A Cool Place [1996 Flying Nun Fn312]
- Songs From The Departure Lounge [Compilation 1999 Flying Nun Fn404]